Writing a Ukrainian saga at this time

“Diana Stevan (left) tells how the onset of the war waged in Ukraine by Russia coincided with the completion of her Ukrainian family saga and brought her closer to her ancestors.FULL STORY

 

 

Q is for Quintana

March 03rd, 2022

Christine Quintana’s new play, Clean/Espejos (2022) explores different perspectives of female solidarity, secrets and survival across two languages when two women from very different classes collide at a Mexican hotel.

After Adriana, a hotel floor manager meets a Canadian wedding guest, the two connect over the trauma in their lives — Adriana with a family loss and the Canadian with a long-held damaging secret. Both women are forced to face their past and all that they’ve tried to keep hidden.

Quintana’s previous play Selfie (Playwrights Canada, 2021) examined how sexual assault against minors can happen in any community. She is the winner of a Siminovitch Prize Protege winner for playwriting and a founding member of the Canadian Latinx Theatre Artist Coalition. She holds a BFA in Acting from UBC. Although born in Los Angeles to a Mexican American father and a Dutch British Canadian mother, Quintana grew up in East Vancouver “seeing every show I could at The Cultch and the Vancouver Playhouse,” she says on her website.

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